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Happy 80th Birthday, Barry Fantoni!

Blog | By The Old Un | Feb 28, 2020


The Great Eye Mural by Barry Fantoni and Willie Rushton (1963). Painted on Private Eye’s wall in 22 Greek St, it was then whitewashed. Richard Ingrams is back row, with halo. Rushton drew himself and John Wells in boaters (right). He drew Fantoni, middle, painting girlfriend, Gill Brooke (painted by Ralph Steadman). Christopher Booker is on the magazine cover. From Fantoni’s new memoir, A Whole Scene Going On.